By Jon Fucile
In yet another scandal for the University of Miami, multiple players were mistakenly charged with several felonies over damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
Investigators eager to make an example of Miamis players are working to get the school to declare all players ineligible for the season and are encouraging the NCAA to file actions against the school for the damage caused by the hurricane.
We think it is a clear cut case. Their name is the Hurricanes and Irene started to the south near Florida. We do not think this is a coincidence, said the lead investigator.
When contacted, NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn seemed confused.We have no idea how student athletes would have caused a natural disaster. This is clearly a case of Miami investigators taking things way too far, Osburn said.
Irene has been responsible for multiple injuries, millions of dollars worth of damage and has so far left millions of people without power up and down the east coast. Miami investigators believe someone must pay.
We have evidence that suggests the Hurricanes players started the storm in an attempt to eliminate any evidence against them in another ongoing investigation that they accepted money, cars and prostitutes as payment while playing for the University, a Miami police department spokesperson said.
Miami police decided to unlawfully arrest several Miami players, claiming that putting them in jail would prevent further damage due to Hurricane Irene.
When informed that the storm had already been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Miami investigators still seemed set on charging the players.
Of course theyre a tropical storm now, and investigator said. I think all this booster business proved how much they like to party!
We tried to reach the Miami Dolphins for comment to see if they would offer any support to the Hurricanes organization but all 56 of the Dolphins owners were out trying to find at least a semi-capable quarterback before the NFL season starts.